Feminism like true love empowers and liberates..
The neo-feminism or the 'femenazi-wave' places women against women.
It's not about some women who choose to attend seminars and meetings, also go to the gym and never miss son's tournaments and saying they are the real feminists over women who CHOOSE to stay at home or even those who CHOOSE to settle for a blue collar job. And by the way, as Barkha Dutt puts it, misogyny is truly one thing that is gender-neutral!
We can't go on categorizing an already divisive society on farcical parameters like these because if it is a matter of choice, then it is simply that - a matter of choice!
Feminism is not about division, it is about making world one, it's not about being judgmental or showing pity - within or outside one's gender- but about respect and equality.
And so it becomes imperative to take our thoughts back to the original wisdom of the term.
Feminism as we have known it, allows to choose and gives power to own up those choices..
And so it doesn't belittle any decision fully owned by its woman, doesn't question her opting for a marriage format or career, gives her the freedom to idealise, stamps modernism in her creative approach of processing the decisions. Just like it doesn't question men. So it's not even women vs. men.
As Chimamanda Adichie, the famous Nigerian novelist and an international voice for feminism feels that the ultimate goal of feminism is to become redundant and to reach to a world where nobody needs to be labeled a feminist, a world which is gender equal!
Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister of Scotland chose to challenge all the assumptions made about her 'cold and calculative' decision of not having children in order to pursue her political career. And though she feels there's nothing wrong for a woman to choose career over family, she chose to declare the actual reason (which was miscarriage) so people understand that women can have varied reasons for not having kids and not just career!
Justin Trudeau always promotes teaching young boys to respect women and about gender equality as starting early helps. This is particularly important for once the male ego takes over it is difficult to shed.